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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 12, 2012 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vault Releases

anybody besides me think that this "Mind Left Body Jam" has more than a bit of Dear Prudence in it?

This post was modified by fenario80 on 2012-04-13 03:54:01

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 13, 2012 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vault Releases

Dear Prudence chord progression:

D D/C D/B D/Bb

MLB Jam chord progression:

A/G D/F# Dm/F A/E

They are in different keys, and the timing is shifted by one bar (although sometimes they play MLB with a different timing, so it's hard to say definitively), and the chords are *slightly* different, but they are, without a doubt, extremely similar.

I think the I - I7 - IV - iv progression is just extremely common throughout rock music (and other genres as well), and both Dear Prudence and MLB are based on that.

Good observation! I never noticed that.